1978 Dodge “LIL’ RED EXPRESS” Truck – US$16.900

TrueWest Imports has been given the rare opportunity to offer for sale this 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck.

Dodge LIL RED Truck

Dodge released the Lil’ Red Express Truck In 1978 and it was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. The Lil’ Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers. In 1978 The Dodge Lil’ Red Express was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by “Car and Driver” magazine.

Dodge Lil Red Truck engine Side view Lil Red Express

The Li’l Red Express is instantly recognizable with its dual-exhaust system with chrome-plated vertical tailpipes mounted behind the cab, giving it that semi-truck look.

Other features include a small-block Dodge V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor mated to an automatic transmission.

The truck is finished in Medium Canyon Red with a black interior. Gold accent striping and decals contribute to the distinctive look along with wood trim on the bed, alloy wheels, chrome plated side steps; power steering and brakes.

Rear of Lil Red Express TruckThe Li’l Red Express is truly a customized vehicle for the avid Dodge enthusiast and it came fully-equipped in this basic manner from the factory.

This represents the first of only two years of limited production for this model.

 

This truly is a Great and Unique Investment!

There are many more photographs of this beautiful vehicle available on request.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this uique pick-u[ truck imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: info@truewestimports.com.au
Ph: 08 9472 6575
Fax: 08 9355 4465
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604

 

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1967 Mercury Cougar – US$15,000

TrueWest Imports proudly presents this quality extra nice first generation 1967 Mercury Cougar. These early Cougars are very stylish & sporty cars.

1967 Mercury Cougar

Mercury Cougar is a nameplate that was applied to a diverse series of automobiles sold by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 2002.

The introduction of the Cougar in 1967 finally gave Mercury its own “pony car” and was named Motor Trend magazine “Car of the Year” in 1967.  Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and originally only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop).

As was the common practice within the Mercury division, the Cougar shared its basic underpinnings with a Ford counterpart. At the time of its introduction in 1967, it was based upon the Ford Mustang but with a 3-inch-longer (76 mm) wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia— it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. At the rear, a similar treatment saw the license plate surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grille work concealing taillights (with sequential turn signals), a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.

This was the only generation with covered headlights, which were deployed using a vacuum canister system that kept the doors down when a vacuum condition existed in the lines, provided by the engine when it was running. If a loss of vacuum occurred, the doors would retract up so that the headlights were visible if the system should fail.

 Details:

This car looks and sounds mean!

It is a numbers matching car with the stock 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 (200hp/149 kW) and 2 barrel carburetter mated to the factory 3 speed automatic transmission.

It has power steering and factory air-conditioning (which does not blow cold – but since it will need de-gassing when it comes into Australia, that shouldn’t prove too much of a problem).

The Cougar is a 2 owner only car.  It was bought new by a lady and was driven until her death.  It was then put into storage by her family for many years.

The second owner brought it back to life and has been driving it now for several years. Since he has owned the Cougar, the second owner has given the car a very nice repaint, some mechanical work and new carpet.  The carburetter has been recently rebuilt and a new headliner and windshield fitted.

The original interior is in very nice condition and all body panels are straight.

The car comes with the original window sticker and 1st owner papers.

This is a very nice, unique and stylish driver quality car that will surely make you stand out from the “normal” crowd.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of importing the vehicles into Australia. See our FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulations.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost (in Au$ or NZ$) to have this Cougar imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mobile: 0421 880 604
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero – US$9,950

TrueWest Imports is pleased to offer for sale this classic 1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero – “More Than a Car! More Than a Truck!

1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero

This is not a 1960 Australian Ford XK ute. It is a Falcon Ranchero, the style which the Americans call a coupe-pickup.

1960 Ranchero Steering wheel 1960 Ranchero bed

Ford began offering the Ranchero in 1957, and at that point, it was a natural fit. It was based on the two-door Ranch Wagon and its solid-sided twin, the Courier sedan delivery (Panel van). At the time it made perfect sense to simply lop the back off the Courier and offer a car/truck for the farm or construction worker or the weekend warrior home improver. It was enough of a success that two years later, Chevrolet would offer the “El Camino”, its own blend of pickup utility and car ride quality.

The Ranchero was so popular that when Ford launched its Falcon line in 1960, one of the first body styles it offered was the downsized Falcon Ranchero, which superseded the larger full-size Ranchero of the previous generation. This was a stroke of genius. Consider the market in 1960; Facing an economic downturn, buyers were looking for thrifty, fuel-efficient cars and trucks.

A benefit that the Ranchero offers to owners, which is not available in Australian made utes, is that because it is based on a station wagon platform, there is a considerable amount of space behind the driver and passenger seats (which would have been the foot-well of the rear passengers in a station wagon).

Australia’s first Falcon ute and van range was launched in May 1961 which was about eight months after the XK sedan made its star-studded debut in September 1960 (the station wagon launch was delayed until November 1960).

Like the sedan and station wagon, the new ute and panel van shared a fresh and striking design based on the latest Ford Ranchero pickup (ute) and Sedan Delivery (van).

Even so, the Australian Falcon range differed noticeably from the US version, with a more compact and practical design tailored to suit tough Australian conditions.

The key difference was that the US Ranchero and Sedan Delivery used the longer doors of the two-door Falcon model, which in turn pushed more of the load floor behind the rear wheels to create greater overall length and more rear overhang.

The 1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero was more practical than its diminutive looks suggested. Its 800-pound payload was 100 pounds more than that of the much larger Chevrolet El Camino

Details:

This particular example of the 1960 Ranchero has been lovingly cared for by its current Owners for the last 18 years.  It is believed that the odometer is correct and shows the Ranchero as having travelled a mere 63,300 miles (approx. 102,000km) in almost 55 years.

This is a numbers matching vehicle with all original sheet metal.  It was mechanically and cosmetically refreshed in 2003 with new red paint professionally applied and all bright trim work removed. The Ranchero has travelled only 900 miles since the mechanical work was done.

The mechanical work included overhauling and/or replacing the radiator, oil pump, engine, spark plugs, oil pressure switch, thermostat, condenser, distributor cap, distributor rotor, spark plug wire set, new water pump and fuel filter pump, rebuild the carburettor, fuel sending unit and clean, repair and re-line the fuel tank.

The interior was redone in a grey fabric and is very clean with no visible blemishes but there are two control knobs missing on the temperature control unit.

The Ranchero is powered by the stock “Thrift Power” inline 6 cylinder 144 cu. in. (2.4L) engine (90hp) mated to a three-speed, column shifted manual transmission –  “3 on the tree”.

The vehicle has all service logs and its VIN is: OR275195292

(0) 1960
(R) San Jose
(27) Falcon Ranchero
(5) 6-cyl low compression,
6th to 11th digits – Sequential production number

This vehicle will certainly have people doing a “double take” and is really a classic vehicle at an amazingly great price.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See our FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulations.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost (in Au$ or NZ$) to have this Ranchero imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mobile: 0421 880 604
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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